Public PiMP award 2017

And once again it is time for the public vote. Here is a link to the 2017 finalist images. The title of each image is displayed underneath the image in the larger view (click on the thumbnail image to see it).

Check out the images on both index pages, pick your three favorites and then look for the link to vote in the lower left of the screen.

Judging 2017

Judging for PiMP 2017 has concluded. Thank you to the judges of this year’s competition for their expertise and committment:

Mercury Megaloudis, Melbourne, Australia
Australian Photographer of the Year

Leslie Duffin, Caves Beach, Australia
Gallery Owner

Kimberly Sayre, San Francisco, USA
Professional Photographer

Marcel van Herk, Manchester, UK
Medical Physicist

Ivan Williams, Yallambie, Australia
Medical Physicist

Otto Sauer, Würzburg, Germany
Medical Physicist

PiMP 2017 Call for submissions

PiMP 2017 – new categories, more variety, same fun! After three great years we have decided to mix things up a bit and introduce new categories for 2017. We will keep the “Professionals at Work” category. We have added the “Open” category, and all images that would have fallen in any of the two previously used categories “Macro” and “Other” are now best suited for the “Open” category.

In addition we have created the “Registrar” category for entries relating to the joys (and occasional pains) of being a Medical Physics registrar. We hope that this will allow for a lot of creativity and might give you a nice outlet. Have fun with this, and please keep some physics in the images, e.g. if someone is shown falling asleep due to excessive work, they should at least be sleeping on a physics textbook.

A fourth category for PiMP 2017 will be “Alternative capture”. Departing from our previous rule that all images need to be captured with a photographic camera, we are now accepting other images. Recognising that we are surrounded by many interesting images, taken with an array of different systems exploiting a variety of mechanisms, we hope this will bring out some exciting work.

As always, the goal is to celebrate our exciting profession and to show off visually stimulating aspects of the work of a Medical Physicist.

Images will be judged by a jury of professionals from Medical Physics and Photography. The criteria are visual impact, storytelling aspects, and technical quality. The top three images in each category will be awarded prizes with the winners each receiving one of the highly coveted “PIMP awards”. We will also again have the public’s choice prize, the “Public PIMP award”, as voted on by members of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM).
The images will be shown at the EPSM 2017 in Hobart. Selected images will be published on the ACPSEM website and in the Newsletter, on our website (www.PhotographyInMedicalPhysics.com), related social media (www.facebook.com/go4PiMP) and in other publications.

Terms and Conditions

  • Deadline for submissions is 31 July 2017 17:00 AEST
  • Images in the P, O and R categories must be photographs. Images in the A category can be captured with any means other than a photographic camera.
  • For all images small image corrections and modifications in image editing software are allowed, but the impact of the image needs to arise from the initial capture and not from a post processing effect.
  • Image submission is digital via email to: photographyinmedphys@gmail.com with subject line: “Image submission”. Attach all images to one email. You will receive a confirmation email within 3 business days.
  • Image size: largest dimension: 2000 pixels, colour space: sRGB
  • The submitted image file name should contain the name of the photographer, the category (O, R or A) and the name of the image separated by spaces, e.g.: “JonnyNikon R 24hours AreNotEnough.jpg”
  • Submission is open to any practicing or aspiring Medical Physicist
  • Each person may submit up to five images in total and specify a category for each image in the file name as described above (otherwise we will assign one).
  • Copyright for all submitted images remains with you, the photographer. By submitting an image you grant the organisers and ACPSEM a non-exclusive license to publicly show your image(s) (printed or in electronic form) to promote ACPSEM and this and future competitions. Image credit will be given.
  • By submitting an image you affirm that any people shown in the image have agreed to be there and are ok with the image being shown publicly and possibly being printed. You further affirm that your image does not violate any copyright laws.
  • Equipment can and likely will be visible in many images. We ask that all vendor identifiable equipment is treated with respect (we love our vendors!). We also ask that the display of vendor names and logos in the images is kept to a minimum.
  • The organisers reserve the right to exclude any submission that they deem non-suitable

But wait… there’s more: In addition we are looking for images taken at past EPSM meetings. ACPSEM wants to put on a display of these images at the 2017 EPSM. So, if you have any images sitting around on a hard drive, please send them our way (same email address, with “Past EPSM images” in the email subject). You can send up to 10 of those .. or possibly 11. Even better, if you have old prints in a box somewhere, pick the best ones, scan them and also send them to us. Of course, we wouldn’t expect you to do this for nothing, there will be a second, publicly chosen price for the best past EPSM image… like the “Public Past EPSM PiMP Award” (PPEPA). We will figure out a name and make a trophy in due time.

So, to recap:

  1. Regular submission categories (5 images total)

P – Professionals at work

O – Open – entries relating to all issues of Medical Physics, including macro and others

R – Registrar – images related to being a Medical Physics Registrar (submitting photographer does not have to be a registrar)

A – Alternative capture – images relating to Medical Physics that have been captured with imaging devices other than a photographic camera. This could be anything from an x-ray machine to a Xerox copier.

  1. Bonuscategory (up to 10 images)

E – images from past EPSM meetings

The competition is organized by Joerg Lehmann and Alannah Kejda as a social activity of the NSW/ACT branch of the ACPSEM. It is kindly supported by sponsorship from the Gamma Gurus.

If anything is unclear, feel free to shoot us an email.

We very much look forward to your entries!
Joerg and Alannah

 

PiMP 2016 Winners

This year’s Photography in Medical Physics (PiMP) competition concluded at the Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, EPSM 2016 in Sydney. The finalist images were on display at the booth of our sponsors, the Gamma Gurus and were shown on the large screens in the symposia rooms of the Australian Technology Park Conference & Event Centre between the scientific presentations.

The PiMP 2016 winners were announced during the afternoon tea break on Wednesday. As before, there were three thematic categories judged by our panel of judges plus the People’s Choice (Public PiMP) award chosen by members and staff of ACPSEM.


Category: Professionals at work

1st place – James Rijken “Radiation Signage In Sight”

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2nd place – Duncan Butler “Sleeve Alignment”

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3rd place – Nanette Schleich “Broken Linac Mirror”

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Category: Marco – Get up close and personal with Medical Physics

1st place – Nanette Schleich “Broken Linac Mirror 2”

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2nd place – James Rijken “Electron Fractals”

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3rd place – Reza Alnaghi “Electron Acceleration”source”

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Category: Other exciting aspects of Medical Physics

1st place – Ryan Smith “Liquid X-rays”

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2nd place – Stephanie Corde “Jelly Rat Hungry After Synchrotron Microbeam Radiation Therapy“

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3rd place – Price Jackson “Seriously, Go Away”

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People’s Choice aka “Public PiMP” Award

1st place – Christchurch Hospital Oncology Physics Team 2004 “LinacBoat”

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2nd place – James Rijken “Radiation Signage In Sight”

3rd place – Michael Jameson “Beams Eye View”

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Congratulations to all winners! And thanks again to everybody for entering: we could literally not do this without you!   Thank you to the ACPSEM leadership and HQ staff, namely Geoff Barbaro (General Manager), Hannah Pia Baral (Deputy General Manager), Susie Zhong, Josephine Ardizzone and Denise Wang for their support!

We would also like to thank the Gamma Gurus again for supporting PiMP 2016 and enabling us to print images and to provide nice trophies to the winners.

We are excited about the request from Martin Caon, Editor in Chief of Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, the scientific journal of ACPSEM, to publish PiMP images from this and previous years in upcoming issues of the journal.

Cheers

Joerg Lehmann (PiMP Master)

May Whitaker and Alannah Kejda (PiMP Mistresses)

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Public PiMP award 2016

It’s time for the public vote for this year’s competition. Here is a link to the finalist images (click on any thumbnail image for a larger view):

http://www.jlehmann.de/PiPM2016/

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Please look over the finalists, pick your three favorites and vote using the link on the left bottom of the page. Voting for the award is open to ACPSEM members and staff. Other votes will be considered for display image selection. Voting will close on Monday 7 Nov 2016 at noon (Sydney time, UTC +10:00).

Trophies, the highly coveted “PiMP Awards”, for the winners in the three categories selected by the judges and the “Public PiMP Award” will be given out during EPSM in Sydney. There will be certificates for second and third places.

Selected images will be on display at the booth of our generous sponsor, the Gamma Gurus.

We hope you enjoy looking at the images as much as we do.

 

Judging done

The judges for the 2016 PiMP competition have submitted their verdicts and the results have been tallied. Trophies will be engraved soon.

A big “Thank you!!” to our judges:

Mercury Megaloudis, Melbourne
Australian Photographer of the Year

Kimberly Sayre, San Francisco
Professional Photographer

Tilly Boleyn, Sydney
Manager, Powerhouse Museum

Sonja Dieterich, Sacramento
Medical Physicist

Marcel van Herk, Manchester
Medical Physicist

Leslie Duffin, Caves Beach
Gallery Owner

PiMP 2016 Call for submissions

We have received such fantastic images and great feedback from our second PIMP competition last year, we’ve decided to do it all again this year! We invite you to submit your best shots to PiMP 2016.

The rules remain the same:  all Medical Physicists are invited to submit up to 5 photos per person to the 2016 “Photography in Medical Physics” (PIMP) competition.  The goal is to celebrate our exciting profession and to show off visually stimulating aspects of the work of a Medical Physicist.

The competition will again run in three categories:

P – Professionals at work

O – Other exciting aspects of Medical Physics

M – Macro: Get up close and personal with Medical Physics

Images will be judged by a jury of professionals from Medical Physics and Photography.  Criteria are visual impact, storytelling aspects, and technical quality. The top three images in each category will be awarded prizes and the highly coveted “PIMP award”. We will also again have the public’s choice prize, the “Public PIMP award”, as voted on by members of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM).

The images will be shown at the EPSM 2016 in Sydney.  Selected images will be published on the ACPSEM website and in the Newsletter, on our website (www.PhotographyInMedicalPhysics.com), related social media (www.facebook.com/go4PiMP) and other publications.

Terms and Conditions

  • Deadline for submissions is 31 July 2016 17:00 AEST
  • Images must be photographs. Small image corrections and modifications in image editing software are allowed, but the impact of the image needs to arise from the photo and not from post processing.
  • Image submission is digital via email to:  photographyinmedphys@gmail.com with subject line: “Image submission”. Attach all images to one email. You will receive a confirmation email within 3 business days.
  • Image size: largest dimension: 2000 pixels, colour space: sRGB
  • The submitted image file name should contain the name of the photographer, the category (P, O, or M) and the name of the image separated by spaces, e.g.: “BobHasselblad P JoysOfMonthlyQA.
  • Submission is open to any practicing or aspiring Medical Physicist irrespective of the field of work or employeer.
  • Each person may submit up to five images in total and specify a category for each image in the file name as described above (otherwise we will assign one).
  • Copyright for all submitted images remains with you, the photographer. By submitting an image you grant the organisers and ACPSEM a non-exclusive license to publicly show your image(s) (printed or in electronic form) to promote ACPSEM and this and future competitions. Image credit will be given.
  • By submitting an image you affirm that any people shown in the image have agreed to be there and are ok with the image being shown publicly and possibly being printed. You further affirm that your image does not violate any copyrights.
  • Equipment can and likely will be visible in many images. We ask that all vendor identifiable equipment is treated with respect (we love our vendors!). We also ask that the display of vendor names and logos in the images is kept to a minimum.
  • The organisers reserve the right to exclude any submission that they deem non-suitable.

The competition is again organized by Joerg Lehmann, May Whitaker and Alannah Kejda as a social activity of the NSW/ACT branch of the ACPSEM.  It is kindly supported by sponsorship from the Gamma Gurus.

We very much look forward to your entries!

Joerg, May and Alannah

 

PiMP 2015 Winners

The winners of this year’s Photography in Medical Physics (PiMP) competition were announced at the Engineering and the Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference, EPSM 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. There were three thematic categories judged by our panel of judges and the People’s Choice (Public PiMP) award chosen by members and staff of ACPSEM.


Category: Professionals at work

1st place – Duncan Butler ” Pinpoint Alignment”

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2nd place – Kristie Harrison “After Hours Physicist”

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Equal 3rd place – Elizabeth Kyriakou “LaBella Fantasma”

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Equal 3rd place – Talia Jarema – “The super-hero gig is a bit slow these days – retraining”

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Category: Marco – Get up close and personal with Medical Physics

Equal Winner – Amy Walker “MLC Alignment”

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Equal Winner – Stephanie Corde “The Roots Of Medical Physics”

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Equal 2nd place – Kat Biggerstaff  “Secondary Carousel Edge”

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Equal 2nd place – Kat Biggerstaff “Thyratron”

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Equal 2nd place – Peta Lonski “Anatomy”

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3rd place – Kat Biggerstaff  “Gamma Knife source”

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Category: Other exciting aspects of Medical Physics

Equal Winner – Michael Jameson “eTree”

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Equal Winner – Michael Douglass “LaserQA”

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Equal 2nd place – AmyWalker “Laser Alignment”

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Equal 2nd place – Michael Douglass “Isocentre”

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Equal 3rd place – Micheal Douglass “Arc”

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Equal 3rd place – Peta Lonski  “May the charge be with you”

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People’s Choice aka “Public PiMP” Award

Winner – Michael Douglass “Isocentre”

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2nd place – Michael Douglass “LaserQA”

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3rd place – Michael Jameson “eTree”

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Congratulations to all winners! Thanks to everybody for entering! There was a lot of positive response to the images at EPSM and many members participated in the voting for the People’s choice award. Thank you to the ACPSEM leadership, namely ACPSEM President Dr. Sean Geoghegan, Kristie Harrison (NSW/ACT Branch Chair), Geoff Barbaro (General Manager), Hannah Pia Baral (Deputy General Manager), Susie and Yuri Chernenko for their support!

We would also like to thank the Gamma Gurus again for supporting PiMP 2015 and enabling us to create the display with High Gloss Aluminum prints at EPSM and to provide nice trophies to the winners.

Cheers

Joerg Lehmann (PiMP Master)

May Whitaker and Alannah Kejda (PiMP Mistresses)

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Judging PiMP 2015

We again had a great team of judges this year: Professional Photographers Mercury Megalaudis (Melbourne, Australia) and Kimberly Sayre (San Francisco, USA), Medical Physicists Marcel van Herk (Manchester, UK) and Ivan Williams (Yallambie, Australia) as well as Tilly Boleyn, manager at the Powerhouse Museum (Sydney, Australia). They have made their decisions and the trophies are being engraved.

Now it’s time for people’s choice voting. Everybody can vote for their top three images. Votes from ACPSEM members and staff will count for the coveted “Public PiMP Award”.

http://www.jlehmann.de/PiMP2015/

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